Birth Name: Terrence Dashon Howard
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date of Birth: March 11, 1969
Terrence Howard is an American actor and singer. He starred in the movies Hustle & Flow and Get Rich or Die Tryin’. He was born to African-American parents, Anita Jeanine Williams (née Hawkins), who was born in Ohio, and Tyrone Howard, who was born in Alabama. His parents are sometimes cited as having recent part caucasian ancestry, although the degree is unclear.
Terrence’s paternal grandmother is named Minnie.
Terrence’s maternal grandparents are William Milton Hawkins and Marjorie O. Gentry (the daughter of Lloyd/Floyd Gentry and Minnie Lee Watson). Lloyd was the son of Foster W. Gentry and Ida M. Calloway. Terrence’s great-grandmother Minnie was known as an actress under her married name, Minnie Gentry. Minnie was born in Norfolk, Virginia, to Taylor Watson and Marcie Bettie Annie Hayes.
Source: Obituary and picture of Terrence’s maternal grandmother, Marjorie O. (Gentry) Hawkins – http://www.houseoflawinc.com
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